Dairon Luis M. Perez is a PhD candidate in the Geography and Planning Department at Queen’s University. He completed his master’s degree in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University and holds a BA in Geography from the University of Havana. His research explores diasporic formations in North American cities and the intersection of political economy, urban/cultural geographies, and Caribbean thought. He is a member of GEELs, Global Economies and Everyday Lives, a creative and critical community of scholars at Queen’s University interested in issues related to social reproduction, racial capitalism, cities, and diasporas. He also serves as the coordinator for the interdisciplinary seminar series Studies in National and International Development (SNID) at Queen’s. His most recent co-authored article “Rethinking the boundaries between economic life and coronavirus death” was published in the magazine The Conversation.